ISBN 9788129120519,Bonded



Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788129120519

ISBN-10 8129120518


Number of Pages 295 Pages
Language (English)


A deeply moving tale of suffering and courage of people forced into bonded labour. Masih, a farmer, is indentured to landowner Mohammed Hakim. Forced by exploitation and utter poverty, Masih contracts his seven-year-old son Patrus to serve a six-year apprenticeship in a carpet factory. A different form of bondage, though just as vicious, plagues Mohammeds family. Chamak, his niece, is abducted and forced into sexual slavery. She succeeds in escaping, but is forever imprisoned by the absurd codes of shame and purity that society imposes on her. A sensitive portrayal of human suffering and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit, Bonded is a compelling read. About the Author Harold M. Bergsma earned a PhD from Michigan State University in International Development Education. He retired as Emeritus Professor of Education from New Mexico State University. His novel, One Way to Pakistan, won the Indie Excellence Award for Multicultural Fiction in 2007. He spent the early years of his life in India and Pakistan and currently lives with his wife, Lily Chu, in San Diego Bay.

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